Citizen Science in the Academic Library*

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Academic libraries can bring citizen science to the campus and to the community, whether through supporting the integration of citizen science into courses or by bridging the gaps between researchers, students, and community members. This two-part webinar series will introduce attendees to citizen science, provide tips and best practices for getting started and sustaining citizen science on campus, and showcase resources that can be integrated into citizen science efforts. After attending, participants will be able to describe citizen science and give examples of its application in higher education, support faculty (and their students) using citizen science in the classroom both on campus and virtually, work with faculty as they develop their own citizen science projects, and access citizen science projects and resources from SciStarter.

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Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe citizen science and give examples of its application in higher education
  2. Support faculty (and their students) who have already integrated or are considering integrating citizen science projects into their teaching, whether on campus or virtually 
  3. Support faculty working to develop their own citizen science projects
  4. Access citizen science projects, resources, and expertise from SciStarter and others


5 minute introduction

12-15 mins presenter 1 


12-15 mins presenter 2


12-15 mins presenter 3


MLA CE Credit: 1 each course